In the Headlines
June 16, 2011

Chasing Deals

Real Estate Bisnow
Karl Lott, senior counsel in the Real Estate Section, was featured in a Real Estate Bisnow article titled "Chasing Deals."

The article reports that the firm's senior counsel is wearing out some serious shoe leather. Mr. Lott tells Real Estate Bisnow he is working on a number of retail leases on behalf of tenant clients, one of whom – Chase Bank – is undertaking a major expansion. The bank’s looking to open 500 new branches in California within the next couple of years through acquisitions of ground leases or retail leases. He also recently closed the sale of a public storage facility in Oakland, Calif. – his client, a lender, acquired the property through a deed-in-lieu – and is representing Time Warner Cable on various office and industrial lease extensions throughout California. Besides transactional work, Karl specializes in real estate finance – currently helping StorKwik refinance six self-storage facilities throughout the state.

Here’s another reason Mr. Lott's shoes are pounding the pavement: He’s training for a triathlon in September in Washington, D.C. Compared to that, moderating Bisnow’s State of Leasing Summit at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on June 21 should be a cakewalk.

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